40th Anniversary of the Harding Art Show with Featured Artist Lauren Doolittle Ossolinski '82

Katherine Miller
Make plans to attend the 40th Anniversary Harding Art Show, which will be held April 30 – May 2 on campus.
Friday, May 1, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
SPECIAL EVENING EVENTS (for patrons 21 and over)
PREVIEW PARTY: Thursday, April 30, 6 – 9 p.m.
FRIDAY NIGHT JUBILEE & ALUMNI NIGHT: Friday, May 1, 6 – 9 p.m.
GENERAL JAMBOREE: Saturday, May 2, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
A family-friendly festival featuring a dunking booth, photo booth, cupcake walk, fortune teller, food from Yeah! Burger, live music and much more!
Alumni Featured Artist Lauren Doolittle Ossolinski '82 has always honored her creative streak. After graduating with a B.F.A. from Southern Methodist University, Lauren spent many years on the creative side of the advertising industry writing for television, radio and print. After becoming a mom full-time, she returned to painting for her creative release. Almost a decade ago, she took her first plein air painting class and was hooked.
Since then, she has traveled and studied with artists Peggy Kroll-Roberts, Michelle Torrez, and Quang Ho, as well as a number Tennessee plein air painters including Jason Saunders, Kim Barrick, Dawn Whitelaw and Anne Blair Brown. She is a member of the American Impressionist Society and the Chestnut Group, a plein air painting organization that raises awareness and funds to protect endangered land in Tennessee.
Lauren’s first love is painting outside, and she often works from plein air sketches to produce larger pieces in the studio. She has painted throughout the southeast and travels to Cape Cod every summer where she has participated in member shows at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.
Lauren’s work is in private collections throughout the Southeast, as well as New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, Kennebunkport, Maine, Nantucket, Mass. and Provincetown, Mass. She resides in Nashville, Tennessee.  For more information and to view more artworks, visit www.laurenossolinski.com.

Van Mol Restoration is the Presenting Sponsor of our 40th anniversary Art Show. As both a current Harding parent of two daughters and a Harding alum, Derek Van Mol '88, founder of Van Mol Restoration, knows first hand how important the funds raised from the Art Show are to Harding Academy. Since its inception last year, the focus at Van Mol Restoration has been on turning houses into homes. With innovative design ideas and quality construction techniques, Derek and his team create the perfect ambiance for each family member to enjoy every moment--whether trying a new recipe in a renovated kitchen or hosting a dinner party in an outdoor living space. Their work enables clients to stay fully present and engaged in the memories that are being made in the home over the years. Please visit Van Mol Restoration at www.vanmolrestoration.com | @VMRestoration
    • Featured piece by Lauren Ossolinski

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